Mentoring youth in Hip-Hop to create young leaders to strengthen community & family

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To mentor talented youth in Hip Hop and Streetdance. We seek to help them become teachers & mentors themselves, to develop their talents as both performers and teachers, strengthen their communities through free after school programs, and help them learn to express themselves as artists. To expand their worlds by connecting them with other Hip-Hop artists, teachers and mentors across the globe as well as in their community.



The Gateway Project is a multi-year program that offers free programming to talented young dancers in Hip Hop and Streetdance culture. The program aims to extensively develop their skills in dance, leadership, and self expression. The project goes beyond the youth in the program, by creating performances and opportunities for selected candidates to use their new skills to educate and inspire other youth beyond their communities. It also creates a gateway to employ-ability and mentorship for future career opportunities should they choose a career in dance.


To strengthen communities where Hip-Hop is already happening at a high level & mentoring high school aged dancers to become leaders.


Developing young dancers’ teaching abilities so they can become mentors to younger elementary school youth in free after school programs


Mentoring High School aged dancers to become employable in dance as a gateway into a creative career.


To build a community of youth united in Hip-Hop dance and culture that develop a high level of skill and can use it in performance and mentorship to inspire others beyond their communities


“Mentor high school youth in dance to help them become employable in a creative career!”

Tara Wilson  |  Founder



A huge thanks to our team!

Tara Wilson Founder/ Artistic Director

ShoTyme. Dance Choreographer
Erin Faubert. Event Coordinator

Steve Haining Web Design

CreateOf. Inc Marketing & Website


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